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Original Documents on Aborigines and Law, 1797-1840

Document 11

Original Document 11

R Scott Esq., to Mr McLeay. Investigation on conduct to the Aborigines. Orders to trace the natives: 1826 


Sunday Noon


I have just learnt that an investigation into my conduct on a late occasion in pursuit of some of the aborigines is ordered - I beg to report that I arrived from Newcastle this forenoon & that I propose to leave Sydney on Tuesday or Wednesday -

I have the honor to be


Your Obedient Servant

Rob't Scott

The Honble

A Macleay Esq

This must have been in 1826

after the murder of Capt Lethbridges men.



A. Macleay Esq

from R Scott

investigation on conduct Aborigines

No 11

Mr Scott presents is compliments to Mr M

Published by the Centre for Comparative Law History and Governance of Macquarie University, and State Records NSW